This is my mantra. I’m a woman (obviously). I work in a male dominated industry in an “administrative support role” as the upper echelons view it. As a result, I have to constantly prove myself. So what do I do? I refuse to be deferential simply because of my title. I have every right to be […]
“When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensely attentive.” – Milton Glaser Doodling facilitates thinking, makes ideas tangible, soothes frazzled nerves, and even makes it easier to recall dull information. In short, doodling is good for the brain.
I attended a lecture by Alex Center, Design Director at Coca-Cola, titled “Find Your Inner Kanye” where he advised us designers to love ourselves as much as Kanye loves Kanye. As anyone knows, Kanye has a ridiculous amount of self-confidence. Like a damaged-frontal-lobe-causing-a-complete-inability-to-moderate-behavior-or-thinking kind of confidence. Kanye has made such memorable remarks as “I am […]
What’s the point of creating art that exposes one’s own political opinion? Isn’t it self-indulgent? Ineffectual? When has art ever changed someone’s political stance? And aren’t you usually singing to the choir anyway? I do it not in a vain attempt to influence but rather from an imperative to communicate—to express my dissent. I believe […]
I grew up in Colorado and this place still blew my mind. Breathtakingly beautiful but eerie. People had no business living there… regardless of how lucrative it was.
Imposter Syndrome. It’s a real thing. Thank god. Imposter Syndrome is when perfectly competent people feel like they don’t know what they’re doing and are waiting for someone to expose them as a fraud. Interestingly, imposter syndrome is worst among high performers. Amy Cuddy talks about it in her book “Presence.” She says that imposter […]
How did “President Trump” happen? A culture on the brink of collapse clinging to traditions and so-called moral conventions? A product of the self-esteem movement gone horribly wrong? Or are we just a group of people scared shitless making irrational decisions based on our own arbitrary system of values-issues we can easily comprehend and feel […]
I don’t have a love affair with technology. For me it’s a tool, a means to an end, not the end itself. Just considering taking another Lynda.com class on Adobe CC’s newest features makes me want to take a nap. Resistance rears its ugly head. When I mentioned my fear to a trusted friend of […]
I recently watched a wonderful talk by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. The talk was titled “The Humble Journey to Greatness.” During the talk she discusses her struggle of trying to finish her first book that she started while pursuing her Master’s degree. At age 33, […]
There is something dangerously ignorant about living in a content bubble where the only information you are exposed to exclusively supports your own ideas of the world. My heart grieves for the willful ignorance of humanity and my own arrogant smugness. How did we end up here? Never again will I assume that I understand […]